• The Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities
    Davenport Community Schools
    321 N. Main St
    Davenport Iowa 52801
    (563) 328-7201

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    7th Grader Submits Winning Entry to DCSD Energy Conservation Contest

    Our District has been working hard to reduce its daily energy use in buildings by following simple steps such as remember to turn the lights off when no one is using a room. This teamwork has helped us save money on energy costs over the past couple of years. The Energy Conservation Committee wanted a way for students to get involved so all schools were offered the opportunity to take part in an Energy Conservation poster contest. Read more

    QCA Visiting Artists Inspire CAA 7th Graders

    On Thursday, April 7th, 2017, 7th grade CAA students got to enjoy a workshop with our last Visiting Artist group, brought in through the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Series. “Simply Three,” a string trio that is gaining popularity for their fresh arrangements of pop songs and intriguing original compositions.  Not only are they fabulous musicians, but they were also great speakers who engaged the students and gave them great insight into the business side of becoming professional artists! Read more

    Three D.I. Teams to Place at State, Two Make Globals

    Congratulations to Mr. DiGioia’ s 2 Destination Imagination State Champions and 2nd place finishers!  Both the Makaku and AAHvengers have advanced to the Global competition level, to take place in Knoxville, TN at the end of May!  Help them attend Globals by donating here:

    Makaku:  https://www.gofundme.com/a7rvg-destination-imagination-globals

    Ahhvengers: https://www.gofundme.com/ahhvengerz-globals-journey


    Service Learning: Ready, Willing and Fable

    1st Place- Team Name- Makaku– Madison Phelps, Hanna Williamsen, Cayla Odendahl, Garianna Clinton-Nelson, Maykayla Smith


    Technology: Show and Tech

    1st Place- Team Name AAHvengers- Wyeth Platt, Kailey Johnson, Molly Dye, Isabelle, Monzyk, Molly Schroeder, Inna Gomez


    Fine Art: Vanish

    2nd Place- Team Name- Savage Six– Victoria King, Olivia Reynolds, Ella Smith, Andrew Park, Izaiah Gundrum, Sequoia Johnson Read more

    2017 Summer Workshops – REGISTER TODAY!

    Looking for enrichment for your kids this summer?  Register them for one of our 2017 Summer Workshops!

    More info here: http://www.davenportschools.org/caa/summerworkshops/ Read more

    Successes All Around!

    Many thanks and congrats to the CAA PTA, Danyelle and Wesley from Arthur Murray Dance, and the Murder Mystery Company for a successful fundraising event!  Not only did nearly 300 people have a fabulous evening of delicious food and entertainment, but they raised $10,000 for the CAA!  We are so happy to see our parents come out in force to donate time and efforts to support the CAA’s programs! Read more

    A Dance With Death! …You’re Invited!

    Find more information here: http://www.funds4caa.vistaprintdigital.com/

    Check out our coverage on Paula Sands Live: http://kwqc.com/2017/02/22/a-dance-with-death-creative-arts-academy-fundraiser/ Read more


    7th Grade Student Artwork in Youth Art Month Exhibit

    Congratulations to 7th grader Brighton Hall. Not only did her work get selected for Youth Art Month, but also for the Governors Show. Her photo titled “Spokes and Spires” will be on display at the Governor’s offices during the month of March.

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    CAA DREAM Students Collaborate with the QCSO

    CAA DREAM students from Central High School’s AP Studio Art class collaborated this fall with the QCSO as part of their initiative in celebration of their current season Joined by a River.  Students painted a piano using images which represent the Quad Cities community and the river that joins us.

    Great work, Janiece Maddox, Emily Beck, Isabelle Kern, Danny Frandsen, Suzanna Hall, Nicole Meyers, Kristina Dorsett, Karlie Westmoreland, Andrea Misner, Yasmine Lopez, Arissa Lancaster, and instructor Kit Sayles! Read more


    Applications due FRIDAY, January 20th

    Make sure to get your applications in for the 2016-2017 school year for anyone entering 6th through 12th grade!
    Don’t miss out on the chance to apply!  

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    Don’t Miss Out! Last Info Meeting

    Our last informational meeting regarding auditions for the 2017-2018 school year will be tomorrow (Tuesday, January 10, 2017) from 6-7pm at McKinley Elementary.  Come learn about our school and get questions answered about our auditions! Read more